OPENonline Enhances their Background Screening Services, Launches Social Media Screening Solution

COLUMBUS, OH: OPENonline, an industry leading provider of background checks and investigative services, announces a partnership with Social Intelligence to add an FCRA-compliant social media background check to their suite of services.

According to a recent research report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 76% of companies said that they do use or are planning to use social media sites for recruiting. More than half of the employers responding said that social networking sites are an efficient way to recruit candidates.

The challenge is knowing what information you can use to make hiring (and firing) decisions without running the risk of discrimination claims. Broadly screening social media can be problematic because information found online can carry legal risk and may not even be true. “At OPENonline we believe that social media background checks need to have full FCRA compliance, which requires reasonable procedures for maximum possible accuracy,” Browning added.

OPENonline is excited to partner with Social Intelligence to offer a fully compliant Social Media Screening solution. We believe this FCRA compliant solution is another opportunity for OPENonline to provide our customers good information to make informed hiring decisions. Social Intelligence’s commitment to deliver unique data, legally and with consumer privacy in mind, they adhere to the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and are compliant with Federal and State law. With FCRA Certified Analysts, Social Intelligence is the only social media background checking company to be reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission.

About OPENonline
OPENonline is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council and is the leading provider of background screening and investigative solutions, serving clients around the world, with offices throughout the United States. OPENonline offers a broad range of employment and drug screening, and employment eligibility verification services, including SelectHire(R), a one stop solution for employment screening. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money by providing background information that is current, accurate, and compliant with exceptional customer service. For more information, visit or call 1-888-381-5656.

About Social Intelligence
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, the core team hails from the software and investigative industries. The founders have been innovating the data analytics industry for the last fifteen years. Social Intelligence strives to protect the workplace from harassment, prejudice, and violence by those publicly discriminating against federally protected classes on social media.